Hong Kong Observatory to raise T3 signal as Typhoon Higos moves closer

  • Standby signal 1 was raised early this morning as the tropical depression intensified into a tropical storm over the South China Sea
  • The weather is likely to be windy with showers and thunderstorms
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Hold on tight, the HKO could raise the T3 signal this afternoon. Photo: SCMP / Sam Tsang

It looks like the Hong Kong Observatory will raise typhoon signal 3 later today. T1 was raised at 7.45am this morning after a tropical depression over the South China Sea intensified into a tropical storm.

Typhoon Higos is moving towards Guangdong, with the outer rain bands affecting the region’s coastal areas.

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Forecasters are considering issuing the signal between 2pm and 4pm, the observatory said.

The storm is expected to pass within 200km of Hong Kong’s southwest coast on Tuesday night, and Wednesday morning, with wind speeds increasing gradually later on Tuesday.

Under the storm’s influence, the weather will be windy with heavy squally showers and thunderstorms today and tomorrow, and is likely to remain showery on Thursday. The weather will improve slightly towards the weekend.